Take Me (Southern Nights #3) by Ella Sheridan

take meA nightmare coming to an end…

Peyton Harrison came to Claywater to bring her kidnapped son home. The last thing she expects is to run into Gabe Harrison, the man who abandoned her before her son was born. Her body might want to take up where they left off, but her heart remembers Gabe’s betrayal all too well—and everything she’d risk for momentary pleasure.

A past catching up to them…

Gabe always knew he’d share the love of his life with his twin brother, Sam, except he’d found that love far too young. He did the honorable thing and walked away, but now an adult Peyton is in his hometown and keeping secrets behind her world-weary eyes.

Sam is knee-deep in a drug investigation threatening the town he loves. Peyton’s arrival is a distraction he doesn’t need; still, he can’t deny her pull. He and Gabe have always stood together, but now the one woman they both want may be the one thing that divides them.

A future threatened…

When violence shatters their world, the past and present intertwine in ways none of them expected. Anticipating their enemy’s next move is the only way to keep their son safe, but what about their hearts?addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Tbird_s ThoughtsTAG

Be prepared to have your heart strings tugged, especially if you are a mother.  The love we have for our children is beyond compare to any other love a woman will experience and Peyton’s story will rip you apart.

Peyton gave her body and heart to Gabe one night only to wake up the next morning with him gone.  One night was all they had, a few hours of passion and she was left with a broken heart and soon to find out pregnant.  The dream to give her baby boy the best life she could was also stolen from her when he was taken from her in one of the cruelest ways possible.  She never gave up the hope of finding him and the search led back to the man who broke her heart all those years ago.

Gabe never forgot her, but he knew his life choices would never work for a 17 year old girl.  He and his brother Sam shared most everything, including women.  In order to protect her, he ran, never fully understanding that he left behind his son and the young woman who made him feel love.  When she lands in his town to find her son, not only is his brother going to learn about Peyton, Gabe is going to have to come face to face with the consequences of his choice that one, passion filled night.

I enjoyed the suspense and drama that this story brings along with the passion and hot scenes, the journey for her to get her son was heart breaking but I was also inspired by her never say die attitude.  The love she felt as his mother fueled her to keep going and finding Gabe was an unexpected curse and benefit.  The reconnection of Gabe and Peyton made my heart melt at times and frustrated me to no end at certain points in the story.

This may sound like a story of her telling him the truth, they team up and find their son but predictions are not always correct.  This story captures your heart on page one and never lets go till the last page has been turned, providing you with a wide range of emotions and expansions of the plot.  The characters are well developed and hard to not feel empathy for, the extra characters all have an important place in the plot and the enemy was written so well I felt my blood pressure rise as I read this book.  I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a story that leaves very little down time in the plot.

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